Saw III

2006, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 1h 47m

93 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Saw III does little beyond repeating its predecessor's tropes on a gorier level. Read critic reviews

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Dr. Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) becomes a pawn in the Jigsaw Killer's (Tobin Bell) latest gory game. Kidnapped and taken to an abandoned warehouse, she finds Jigsaw bedridden and dying. Her task is to keep the maniac alive long enough for Jeff (Angus Macfadyen), a fellow victim, to complete his own task. Each is unaware that Jigsaw has much bigger -- and deadlier -- plans in store.

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All Critics (93) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (66)

  • The third movie doesn't go over the edge, but it does start to feel like John is setting his subjects up to fail, and the game shouldn't be rigged quite so hard if he really wants people to walk the path of redemption.

    October 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Staying mostly faithful to the successful blueprint of its two earlier installments, Saw III is an adequate sequel that works well enough on its own terms.

    July 23, 2008
  • One of the most sadistic, brutal, grisly films of the current splatter-porn genre.

    March 24, 2007
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    February 3, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
  • It requires a stretch of the imagination too far, but there's still plenty of gore and tricksy murders here.

    November 29, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • No one will ever be able to accuse series creators and scribes Leigh Wannell and James Wan of being stingy with the red stuff.

    November 11, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The third movie doesn't go over the edge, but it does start to feel like John is setting his subjects up to fail, and the game shouldn't be rigged quite so hard if he really wants people to walk the path of redemption.

    October 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Staying mostly faithful to the successful blueprint of its two earlier installments, Saw III is an adequate sequel that works well enough on its own terms.

    July 23, 2008
  • One of the most sadistic, brutal, grisly films of the current splatter-porn genre.

    March 24, 2007
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    February 3, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
  • Saw III neatly concludes the original trilogy of films while providing an off-ramp for the ridiculous glut of sequels to follow.

    May 20, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I don't have a problem with uncomfortable violence if it comes in a film that's at least remotely entertaining, which this movie is not. This installment is lazy, coasting on everything that made the first two films so popular.

    November 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Saw III

  • Feb 20, 2016
    Saw 3 started to go downhill as the film taken a turn from being clever to being a gore fest. Amanda is now Jigsaw's apprentice who is helping him to conduct a deadly new game which would be similar to Saw 4, Saw 6 and Saw 7. There were many questions left unexplained (which were explained in later films), the quality of acting was also diminishing, Saw 3 would please the fans but not win any new ones.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2015
    By now the franchise just turned into a gore fest but at least with this film it has heart, there are moments in this film which are genuinely heart wrenching especially when Jeff ahs to burn his dead child's toys and stuff. The acting was good, the twist was another shocker but you could tell the franchise was starting to derail but this film was still good. I give this film 7/10.
    Sonny H Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2015
    A dark and sadistic film, Saw III sets new standards in depravity. Now on his death bed, Jigsaw sets up one final game: forcing a grieving father to confront those responsible for the miscarriage of justice in his son's death, making him choose vengeance or forgiveness as he progresses through a maze. Once again the characters are rather repugnant, and the traps are crueler than ever. Yet the plot takes a major twist at the end that's quite shocking. And, Shawnee Smith gives a really strong performance that's extremely compelling. Though the violence is incredibly gratuitous, Saw III does deliver some terrifying thrills.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2015
    My personal favourite of the franchise, Saw III delivers something unexpected to such a series; real longing and emotion are tennis racketed between the two villains played by Shawnee Smith and Tobin Bell, who have such great chemistry that its hard to take your eyes off them. The ending is quite explosive and the traps are all absurd yet sort of ingenious in a bad taste kind of way.
    Harry W Super Reviewer

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